With our NBA pro basketball top betting pick for Monday we select from the late night game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden St Warriors. The Timberwolves and Warriors will get started from Golden St at 10:30PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBA League Pass providing the live national television broadcast. Our NBA best pick on Monday is playing on the Golden St Warriors -1 ½ points against the Minnesota Timberwolves. You can find Golden St favored by -1 ½ points at Top Bet Sportsbook.
The betting odds from the Timberwolves and Warriors opened up with the home team Golden St Warriors favored by -1 point with an over under of 205 ½ points. Money has shown early on the home club side as Golden St has been bet up to a -2 point favorite at most online sportsbooks with Golden St a -1 ½ point favorite available only in a few betting outlets. The over under steamed down early in the wagering to a current over under of 203 ½ points. Bettors who want to wager on the home team Golden St Warriors will lay -120 odds for their money line bet. Those who bet the Minnesota Timberwolves to capture a straight up road win tonight can claim +110 odds for their money line wager.
The Golden St Warriors will look to exploit this Minnesota Timberwolves team tonight and push the tempo behind point guard Nate Robinson. Warriors head coach Mark Jackson knows the Timberwolves are in an awful scheduling spot and will utilizes the speed of his youthful team to run at Minnesota tonight. Jackson wants his Golden St team to emphasize defense this season but is knowledgeable and flexible enough to know that when he faces an exhausted team and your team is well rested you simply push the gas pedal to the max and don’t let up. It is easier to play fast at home as the crowd likes the style and their enthusiasm fires up the home team.
When you bet the NBA and especially the 2011-12 shortened and condensed season you have to look at the schedule. Entering the month of March you saw the Minnesota Timberwolves were scheduled heavily and were a go against team. Heading into play tonight the T’Wolves are playing their 11th game of the month and 7th game in 10 days. This is a difficult stretch for a young team and one that relies heavily on the rebounding and scoring by Kevin Love. The Timberwolves All Star in Love is an energy guy but I just don’t believe will be his usual self playing the back end of a back to back and fourth game in five nights in this horrific scheduling month. Fatigue is starting to settle in as evidenced by the Timberwolves 115-99 road defeat last night to a hapless Sacramento Kings team. Center Nikola Pekovic turned an ankle and is listed as questionable tonight. You have to believe the Minnesota Timberwolves gas tank is near empty so the top NBA pick tonight is playing on the Golden St Warriors -1 ½ points at the best sports books.